Saint Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on cowardice, men, nobility, war, world, and worry

To be under pressure is inescapable. Pressure takes place through all the world; war, siege, the worries of state. We all know men who grumble under these pressures and complain. They are cowards. They lack splendour. But there is another sort of man who is under the same pressure but does not complain, for it is the friction which polishes him. It is the pressure which refines and makes him noble

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on adversity, god, knowledge, prosperity, suffering, and understanding

God will not suffer man to have knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless; and understanding of his adversity, he would be senseless.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on angels, devil, humility, men, and pride

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on injustice, justice, and punishment

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on purity

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O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on abstinence and moderation

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on anger

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Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: Sermons 58

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on good and life

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If we live good lives, the times are good. As we are, such are the times.

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